TechDroider: Galaxy-S8-Plus

Download: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note8 Android Oreo build with February Security Patches

You can now download and install the latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware with February Security Patches on your Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note8 Devices.

The leaked firmware of February Security Patches with Official Oreo has been made available online and comes with build R16NW.G955USQU2CRB1 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and R16NW.N950USQU3CRB1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

XDA notes that these builds are able to be installed from the stock Samsung recovery, and are 100% safe to install. You can install them by first flashing version BQL1 via Odin on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and flashing version BRA8 on the Samsung Galaxy Note8.

After installing the above firmwares you can sideload the OTA zip file via ADB. Note that ths procedure will erase the data on your phone. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download software version BQL1 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 | Download Android Oreo OTA with February Patches for the Samsung Galaxy S8

Download software version BQL1 for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ | Download Android Oreo OTA with February Patches for the Samsung Galaxy S8+

Download software version BRA8 for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 | Download Android Oreo OTA with February Patches for the Samsung Galaxy Note8

Via: XDA

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus gets Second Android Oreo beta

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus gets Second Android Oreo beta
Second Android 8.0 Oreo beta update is now rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users. It comes with version G950FXXU1ZQK4 and is already live for the S8 owners in the United Kingdom.

The new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Oreo beta brings along the October security patch with new features and changes. It improves default launcher and stability of DeX mode, brings new clock styles for the lock screen and Always On Display. Users can now adjust the transparency of notifications to get their desired look. The changelog also mentions tons of bug and errors fixes.

Android Oreo Beta Features for Samsung Devices

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has add several new features to the Samsung Experience 9.0.

Via: Sammobile

Download Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus [Stock ROM]

Download Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus [Stock ROM]
Recently Samsung announced the Samsung Experience 9.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has added several new features to the Samsung Experience 9.0.

The OTA from Nougat to Android Oreo Beta weighs in at around 1.4GB. The sad part is the Beta is only available for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ users based in South Korea, the U.S. and the U.K. There's no information when Samsung is going to roll it out for other countries.

Well, if you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and want to taste the Official Android 8.0 Oreo right now then this recent development might be of interest to you.

Thanks to XDA user "hussein1", You can now download the Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Stock ROM for your Galaxy S8 Plus. Before proceeding, you'll first need to Unlock your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery.
Here's the Installation Process:
  1. Go to Wipe (In TWRP)
  2. Select Format Data and type "yes" and confirm
  3. Go to Wipe 
  4. Select Advanced Wipe
  5. Make a full wipe (System, cache, dalvik cache)
  6. Install Rom (Android Oreo Stock)
  7. Reboot to download mod
  8. Flash BL & CP by Odin

We won't recommend you guys to Install it via this method as you may end up bricking your device. It's better to wait for the Official OTA. 

Update: Download Link Removed, it seems that the Firmware doesn't works.

Downloads:

XDA

Get all Galaxy Note 8 features on S8 or S8 Plus with NEMESIS Port ROM

Get all Galaxy Note 8 features on S8 or S8 Plus with NEMESIS Port ROM
The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes Android 7.1.1 Nougat and tons of new features and enhancement. If you have a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8 Plus and you don’t want to spend extra bucks to get your hands on a Galaxy Note 8, you can still get a glimpse of its software at the least.

A custom ROM (Nemesis) based on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Firmware has made its way for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The ROM features all the goodies that comes with the Galaxy Note 8. You will also get the Galaxy Note 8’s new Samsung experience, also the new UI for a lot of applications.


The Nemesis ROM is completely debloated and deknoxed. It comes with Magisk installed in it. In order to Install this ROM on your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, You'll need to have the TWRP recovery installed.

You can download the Note 8 Port (Nemesis) Custom ROM from the link below. Flash the ROM via TWRP to Install it on your S8 or S8 Plus.

Download: XDA

Android 8.0 Oreo update is in the works for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Android 8.0 Oreo update is in the works for the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Android 8.0 Oreo Software update would be coming soon to both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

According to SamMobile, Samsung has started working on Android 8.0 Oreo updates for both the Smartphones. Reportedly, the Oreo firmware version could be G950FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8+.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

That said, there's no exact date on when Samsung will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the duo Galaxy S8(s). We will let you know once the update is out.

Source: SamMobile

Android 7.1 Nougat is coming soon to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Android 7.1 Nougat is coming soon to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Android 7.1.0 Nougat Software update would be coming soon to both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus according to Vodafone Australia.

Vodafone Australia has listed the duo Galaxy S8(s) under "1 August - Software Update Weekly Wrap", which means that both the devices will be getting the latest Android 7.1.0 Nougat update with possibly August Security patch this month.


With Android 7.1, Samsung is expected to update its Samsung Experience UI with new features and enhancements.

Apart from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung plans to update Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 6.1 Marshmallow respectively.

That said, we will notify you once the update is live for the Galaxy S8(s).

Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S8's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition system can be tricked with a photo

Samsung Galaxy S8's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition system can be tricked with a photo
With Super-slim bezels, tall screen, infinity display and speedy new Snapdragon 835 (or Exynos 9) processor, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a ton of biometric authentication options. You get a fingerprint reader, iris recognition, and face recognition that lets you unlock the phone.

According to the latest reports, it looks like that Samsung's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition security feature can easily be fooled. Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a venerable group of white-hat hackers, claims to have figured out a relatively straightforward way to trick the iris-recognition system on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.


According to CCC: The easiest way for a thief to capture iris pictures is with a digital camera in night-shot mode or the infrared filter removed. In the infrared light spectrum – usually filtered in cameras – the fine, normally hard to distinguish details of the iris of dark eyes are well recognizable. Starbug was able to demonstrate that a good digital camera with 200mm-lens at a distance of up to five meters (16.4 ft.) is sufficient to capture suitably good pictures to fool iris recognition systems.

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the securest phones yet. The iris scanner and face recognition that unlocks your phone in an instant comes with defence-grade security.

Here's a video of CCC tricking the Galaxy S8 with a photo:



Source: CCC

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders hit a million, break record

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders hit a million, break record

According to a new report out from Korea, the pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones touched a million since April 7. This figure is the highest preorder amount on record for a new phone in Samsung's home country.

Samsung is expected to ship 60 million Galaxy S8(s) units overall, and according to analysts prediction, 50 million of those units will be purchased this year alone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will hit the shelves in the US and South Korea on April 21 and Samsung can't wait to get their best phones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday. 

Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India on April 19, that is tomorrow. The Smartphone will be available for pre-order on Flipkart following the launch.

Via: The Investor

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat || Samsung Experience 8.1
ProcessorOcta-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
Body
Dimensions152.4 x 78.5 x 7.9 mm
Weight151 g
ColorsBlack Sky, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue
Display
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size6.2 inches
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels (~531 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
SensorsIris, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Heart Rate
Memory
Card slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal64 GB
RAM4 GB
Camera
Primary12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm
FeaturesPhase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps
Secondary8 MP, f/1.7
Battery and Power
TypeNon-Removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Stand-by-
Talk time-
Releasing Date
Announced-
Status-
Expected Price
US Dollor-
Euro€909

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs revealed by AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs revealed by AnTuTu
Samsung is widely expected to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus during a press conference in New York City on March 29th. The specs and design of these devices are no longer a mystery, as the device have been already leaked multiple times.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus has been run through the AnTuTu benchmark test. As a result, AnTuTu was able to post and reconfirm the latest rumored specs for both the handsets.


From the listing we can tell you that, the Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F) International variant will feature Exynos 8895 chipset with Mali-G71 GPU while the Unlocked variant of the Galaxy S8 (G950U) and Galaxy S8 Plus will ship with Snapdragon 835 processor paired with Adreno 540 GPU.

Under the hood you will find 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage. A 12MP camera will be found on the back of the phone with an 8MP selfie snapper in front and Android 7.0 will be pre-installed. Only two more days to go.

Source: AnTuTu

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

As you all know, Samsung is hosting an event on March 29 in New York City to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. 
We are expecting Samsung's 2017 flagship phones called Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.



Following a series of leaks that we shared with you earlier, Thanks to WinFuture and Roland Quandt‏, we now have new high-quality photos and specifications of Samsung’s stunning new Galaxy S8 smartphone. 
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything
As per leaked information, both the Smartphones will feature a 12-megapixel camera with (1.4µm pixel size), f/1.7 aperture, dual-pixel autofocus, laser autofocus, OIS, and 4K video recording. The front-facing camera features 8-megapixel resolution with f/1.7 aperture which helps to capture highly dynamic situations. You also get an s "ultra safe" iris scanner for advance security.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything
The devices are also said to be IP68 certified, which means that they’ll be water-resistant at 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, a continuing theme among many newer devices these days. The report claims that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sport microSD card slot (up to 256GB). 



Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available in Black Sky, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and Blue color options. Samsung will also offer a service program "Samsung Guard S8", where buyers can get their phone repaired within two hours.

At the heart of the phone, there will be a Snapdragon 835 SoC and the company will release another variant of the phone with their Exynos 8895 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM options. The Galaxy S8 is said to be equipped with a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 will feature a 3500 mAh battery. Both of the phones will run Android 7.0 with Samsung's new Grace UI on the top.

Here are all new press renders:



Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

So, what do you think? We now know a lot about Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones. Are either of them going to be your next phone?

Source: WinfutureRoland Quandt‏

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Poses In front of the Camera

The internet is filled with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks, of late. Yes, the upcoming flagship phone from Samsung has been making rounds in the internet for a long time and today, we have some high quality real life images of the phone, confirming various details. 



Looking at the images, it is pretty much clear that Samsung will be using the same metal and glass body with the S8+ as well and the display is now dual curved on both sides. The Galaxy S8+ will sport a big 6.2-inch display. 

At the heart of the phone, there will be a Snapdragon 835 SoC and the company will release another variant of the phone with their Exynos 8895 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM options. Storage on the phones might go up to 256GB, according to previous rumors. 




The phone will use a USB Type-C port and will have an awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor beside the camera module.

Samsung is widely expected to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus during a press conference in New York City on March 29th. The specs and design of these devices are no longer a mystery, as the device have been already leaked multiple times.

Source: Androidmx

Blue Samsung Galaxy S8 Showcased in Leaked Press Renders

Blue Samsung Galaxy S8 Showcased in Leaked Press Renders

New images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have hit the web, showing off its new color. The images are press renders, posted by v3, giving us a possible best look at the upcoming flagships from Samsung.

We've already seen the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus from different angles in four different colors – Black Sky, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, and Gold. While the above image shows the Samsung's upcoming devices in 5th new color "Blue", or perhaps it will be called "Coral blue".




Samsung is widely expected to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus during a press conference in New York City on March 29th. The specs and design of these devices are no longer a mystery, as the device have been already leaked multiple times.

Share your thoughts on the new color below.

Source: V3

[Update 4: In Gold]Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in Different Colors

Samsung is widely expected to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus during a press conference in New York City on March 29th. The specs and design of these devices are no longer a mystery, as the device have been already leaked multiple times.

Today's leak is coming from the most prominent tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks). In his tweet, he posted images of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in different colors, which looks absolutely stunning and is on-par with the earlier leaked rumors. Yes, this also confirms our earlier report "Source: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to come in these color options".



So, here's the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus (top to bottom) from different angles, as well as in three different colors – Midnight Black (Black Sky)Orchid Gray(Grayish Purple), and Arctic Silver.
 Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in Different Colors

 Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in Different Colors



March 29 is quickly approaching. 


Update 1: 19/03/2017


As per the latest tweet by Evan Blass, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus would be priced at €799 and €899. The DeX station, GearVR, and the Gear 360 will carry price tags of €150, €129, and €229, respectively


Update 2: 20/03/2017 

Even more Galaxy S8 images leak, showing it from back (Orchid Gray and Black Sky):


Update 3: 21/03/2017

Even more images of the Galaxy S8 from different angles:




Update 4: 23/03/2017


Here's the Samsung Galaxy S8 in GOLD color:



Reddit user leaks Real Life Images of the Samsung Galaxy S8+

The internet is filled with tons of Samsung Galaxy S8 and a few S8 Plus leaks, of late. Yes, the upcoming flagship phone from Samsung has been making rounds in the internet for a long time and today, we have some real life images of the larger phone.
Reddit user leaks Real Life Images of the Samsung Galaxy S8+

The above images of Samsung Galaxy S8+ are shared by a Reddit user "RuizTX". The Galaxy S8 Plus is the exact same phone as the Galaxy S8 in terms of design and specs. It feature a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ display.


Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus during a press conference in New York City on March 29th. 

Source: Reddit

Samsung announces Bixby: An intelligent personal assistant

Samsung announces Bixby: An intelligent personal assistant


Samsung has announced Bixby, its upcoming AI assistant for the Galaxy S8 and an answer to Apple's Siri and Google's assistant.

This upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be coming with an extra button on the left side if the phone, below volume controls. Pressing it will activate Bixby, Samsung's new voice assistant. 
With Bixby, Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of our user interface designs. 

Bixby offers a deeper experience thanks to proficiency in these three properties: 




  • Completeness: Bixby will be able to support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (ie. touch commands)

  • Context awareness: When using a Bixby-enabled application, users will be able to call upon Bixby at any time and it will understand the current context and state of the application and will allow users to carry out the current work-in-progress continuously.

  • Cognitive tolerance: Bixby will be smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the commanded task to the best of its knowledge, and then will prompt users to provide more information and take the execution of the task in piecemeal.
Starting with smartphones, Samsung will apply Bixby to all other "Samsung" appliances including your air conditioner or TV. Since Bixby will be implemented in the cloud, as long as a device has an internet connection and simple circuitry to receive voice inputs, it will be able to connect with Bixby.

Samsung plans to eventually release an SDK to enable third-party developers to make their applications and services Bixby-enabled easily.



We will get to know more about Samsung's AI assistant on March 29.

Source: Samsung

Source: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to come in these color options



Samsung is widely expected to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus during a press conference in New York City on March 29th. The specs and design of these devices are no longer a mystery, as the device have been already leaked multiple times.

According to the information that we’ve received, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be available in Orchid Gray(Grayish Purple), Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Midnight Black variants. At this point, we don't have any more information about the devices that we are yet confident enough to share.


We have already seen the phone leaked in full glory, thanks to Evan Blass and BGR for leaking the images. The phone will sport the glass and metal body, but the fingerprint sensor will be placed at the rear side of the phone beside the camera module, and this guy won't sport any dual camera, whatsoever.

Going by the iteration, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will go on sale from April third week if the rumors are believed to be true. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked in Fresh Images, Confirms On-Screen Navigations Keys

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked in Fresh Images, Confirms On-Screen Navigations Keys


The internet is filled with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks, of late. Yes, the upcoming flagship phone from Samsung has been making rounds in the internet for a long time and today, we have some real life images of the phone, confirming various details. 


Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked in Fresh Images, Confirms On-Screen Navigations Keys


As you can see in the image above, the Samsung Galaxy S8 won't feature capacitive navigation keys, instead, Samsung is going with the on-screen navigation keys, for the first time. 


Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked in Fresh Images, Confirms On-Screen Navigations Keys


Also, the image confirms the dual edge display, which was rumored for a long time and it is now confirmed that Samsung will launch the phone with dual edge display. 

Samsung will announce the details related to Galaxy S8 launch at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, Spain. Rumors say that the phone will be unveiled on March 29 and will go on sale later in April. 



Source: Twitter


Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one

Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one


It was already confirmed that Samsung won't be launching the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at the MWC 2017, instead, the company is planning to announce them at an event in NewYork on March 29.



We have already seen multiple leaked Images and Renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. What appears to be fresh new batch of beautiful renders (fan-made) of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has been published by Korean studio DesignWoOS.



Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one

Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one

Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one

Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one

Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one

Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one

Awesome Samsung Galaxy S8 renders make me want one



We already know that Samsung will be using the metal and glass body with the S8. The Galaxy S8 will sport a big 5.7-inch screen, whereas the S8 Plus will feature a 6.1-inch display. 



At the heart of the phone, there will be a Snapdragon 835 SoC and the company will release another variant of the phone with their Exynos 8895 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM options. Storage on the phones might go up to 256GB, according to previous rumors. 


The phone will use a USB Type-C port and will have an awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor beside the camera module.


Source: Designwoos

[Update]Samsung Galaxy S8 might come in two variants: one with a 5", and the other with a 6" Bezel-Less Display

Samsung Galaxy S8 might come in two variants: one with a 5.7" , and the other with a 6.2" Bezel-Less Display

Article:- November 10, 2016

As rumored earlier, Samsung Galaxy S8 might sport a Bezel-Less display with integrated fingerprint sensor at the Touch panel. According to new reports out of South Korea, The new Samsung Galaxy S8 might come in two models i.e. with 5.7-inch 5 inch and 6.2-inch 6 inch screens.

The 6" variant could be named "Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus" and will surely attract potential Note customers who prefer a bigger-screen phone. 



Samsung will go full bezel-less with both the Galaxy S8 variants, The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is expected to launch in February of 2017. 




Via:- The Investor

Update:- 25 December, 2016

6-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is on the way alongside 5-inch S8


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